The ISPCC launches its #InvestInChildhood general election campaign. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Candidates in the general election must commit to improving standards of living and welfare and mental health services for the State’s youth, the Iris(...)

The Irish Deaf Society is calling for the recognition of Irish Sign Language as an official language. Photograph: Thinkstock

Minister for Children James Reilly was challenged on his knowledge of child poverty rates at a United Nations committee today. Addressing the UN Com(...)

Childline volunteers dealt with over a thousand calls, texts and messages from distressed young people on Christmas Day , according to the charity. Photograph: Thinkstock

Childline volunteers dealt with over a thousand calls, texts and messages from distressed young people on Christmas Day , according to the charity. O(...)

A Childline operator who allegedly slept for hours during shifts is challenging her dismissal for alleged gross misconduct, an Employment Appeals Tribunal has heard.

A Childline operator who allegedly slept for hours during shifts is challenging her dismissal for alleged gross misconduct, an Employment Appeals Trib(...)

 Minister for Children James Reilly:  introduced the change in an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Jillian van Turnhout, to the Children First Bill.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The introduction of an effective ban on slapping children will send out the message that under no circumstances is it acceptable to hit a child, Mini(...)

Modular housing, as demonstrated by the Dublin local authorities at a demonstration event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some 500 units of modular housing will be provided as emergency housing for homeless families across Dublin, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly h(...)

The ISPCC says it is “deeply concerned” at the numbers of households with children becoming homeless and living in accommodation it calls “unsuitable” and “ill-equipped to meet their needs”. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

The use of hotels and B&Bs to accommodate homeless families with children should be banned here, as it is in other jurisdictions, the Irish Soc(...)

During the week of July 20th to July 26th, there were 1,185 children in 556 families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children in Dublin has doubled in a year, the latest figures show. Data just released by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (...)

Organisations involved in the BeLonG To Yes campaign in the same-sex the marriage referendum include the ISPCC, Barnardos, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland, the Migrant Rights Centre, Headstrong, Yes Equality, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Pavee Point, EPIC and the National Youth Council of Ireland, as well as BeLonG To. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum would be “in the best interests of children”, three of Ireland’s leading children’s chariti(...)

The ISPCC’s Caroline O’Sullivan, Childline’s Margie Roe and the ISPCC’s Grainia Long launch the ISPCC Childline report. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Children feel they cannot talk to their parents about their problems because they are already so worried about money and matters related to the rec(...)